Coach Prime controlling the transfer portal chaos for Colorado football

One analyst feels Coach Prime is controlling the transfer portal chaos for Colorado football, not causing it as some may believe.

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Mike Farrell Sports' Steven Bailoni has a contrary Coach Prime opinion to most -- he actually feels Deion Sanders has taken control of the transfer portal chaos for Colorado football, instead of drawing out hopes for recruits who will end up there anyway.

"Everyone is whining about their players entering the transfer portal and instead of crying Deion has chosen to control the chaos," Bailoni prefaced before saying, "It's not even like his high school recruits are random 3 stars for depth either- he's picked up #1 ranked OT Jordan Seaton and 3 other 4 stars in the 2024 class. It's arguably a benefit for him when he gets to say "we're only taking 10 or so kids and we want you to be one of them" rather than the dozens of other coaches preaching that their team is a family, only to come to the same players two years later and ask them to enter the portal so they can use their scholarship on someone else."

Coach Prime has been very straightforward with his players; condemning them when he feels they are falling short and praising them when they are doing all the right things. Sure, he's not necessarily as hard on his sons -- like say, Shilo Sanders flagrantly threatening Oregon players and Ducks head coach Dan Lanning before a 42-6 rout that was one of the season's biggest beatdowns -- but Cormani McClain is living proof that players will get Deion's most passionate assessments wherever on the fence a player falls.

Colorado football transfer portal hysteria much quieter during current cycle

Last year, everyone had an opinion on how Coach Prime was doing things at Colorado. Replacing a 1-11 roster that was rarely competitive in 2022, Sanders hurt feelings, but it seemed that pundits were more offended than the players themselves were.

You don't hear the same hysteria about Colorado this time around, probably because big-time programs like Alabama, Texas A&M, Georgia, and Florida all have legitimate worries unfolding this offseason.